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Beyoncé’s history-making portrait from American Vogue will soon display in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The image is one of many taken by then-23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell for Vogue’s September 2018 issue.

Before Tyler, Vogue never hired a black photographer to shoot any cover in its 126-year history. The 23 year-old photographer went on Twitter, and told everyone on twitter whats going to happen to the photo.

Tyler Mitchell became the first black photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue in its 125-year history. He posted this announcement on social media Wednesday, “A year ago today we broke the flood gates open,” he tweeted. “Now I’m glad to share this picture is being acquired into the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection.”

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Beyoncé Vogue Portrait Will Displayed At Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery was originally published on Kysdc.com

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